Bethany Lannon Posted August 10, 2013 Share Posted August 10, 2013 Found this post on MDA the other day. Wanted to get thoughts from other endurance athletes? Have you tried it, did it work for you? He basically claims to have best success when you go through a training cycle on the lower end of carb consumption and then ramping it up a couple days before *as well as* consuming complex carbs, such as a sweet potato and banana, the morning of the race. Obviously the race-day strategy goes against the pre-WO template, but in this scenario, when race day approaches, I will be running for performance, not necessarily to be a fat-burner, if that makes sense. It seems that, to me, the process of training on lower carbs teaches my body to burn fat as fuel instead of sugar, then when I fill my glycogen stores in the days leading up to the race and the morning of, my muscles have higher glycogen stores to start me out, and then when I run out of that, then the transition from carb to fat burning is an easier transition (because of the lower carb training).... If that makes sense at all. Just wondering if any endurance athletes have tried this concept & how it worked for them (or what your thoughts are on this concept)... http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-fuel-a-marathon/#axzz2bKpSDtXJ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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